Worsthorne, Lancashire Genealogy
Worsthorne St John was created a district chapelry in 1837 from, and lying within the parochial chapelry of Burnley St Peter, Lancashire, and lying within boundaries of Whalley ancient parish. Other places in the parish include: Hurstwood.
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
"WORSTHORN, a township with a district chapel, in the parochial chapelry and poor-law union of Burnley, in the parish of Whalley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 2¼ miles east from Burnley. The township lies on the borders of Yorkshire. The foundation stone of this district church was laid in September 1834, and the church was consecrated in Sept. 1835; it is dedicated to St. John."
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306899.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 687-692. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.